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Posted: 2/7/2006 12:10:06 PM EDT
I can't decide on which one to get. I like the Thompson although it is heavy and more expensive than the HK. The HK is lighter and more "cool" looking but only available in 9mm. So... if it was you, which would you go with?? No, I'm not going to get both, so just choose one.

lawdog
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:10:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 12:11:03 PM EDT by roboman]
Ask your local Airsoft dealer, he'll be able to help narrow it down for you and hook you up with a bitchin' deal on pellets.....
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:11:38 PM EDT
HK has cheaper ammo, an important consideration for a full auto....
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:11:44 PM EDT
I thought both were rather wimpy, so I went with the GE minigun.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:13:01 PM EDT
Thompson all the way.

And, by the way, the Thompson is way more cool looking.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:13:55 PM EDT
HK
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:14:00 PM EDT
If I had that choice, and could have only one... MP5. Cheap ammo rulez.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:15:19 PM EDT
Take off your skirt, stand up to pee and in true ARFCOM fashion, find a way to get both!
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:18:38 PM EDT
I say MP5.

StreyrAUG said when asked what's on your desk "MP5....and a bunch of other crap"


I want to be able to say that.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:19:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:20:39 PM EDT
My buddies and I have often had this discussion. For me it is moot, because I can't own an MP5 in MN. Besides, a Thompson is my holy grail. That being said, however, under other circumstances, I would probably convince myself to get the MP5, and for only one reason: 9mm is cheap, and everywhere. You're going to burn a lot of ammo, so you might as well get whatever will cost less.

Or get the Tommy gun because they kick ass!

It's really up to you.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:24:37 PM EDT
The Thompson shoots a caliber that starts with '4', therefore the Thompson is the correct choice.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:27:24 PM EDT
the mp5 is more controlable under full auto.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:29:19 PM EDT
I have a Thompson, but if I were to get another MG it would have to be an M16 or HK MP5. Ammo is cheaper, ergonomics are better and you can trick them out. I have the Thompson for historical reasons, and while I love it, it gets boring after 300 rounds. Now, the BAR...that's a hammer and I never get bored with it. I do however take issue with expensive 30.06!
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:30:16 PM EDT
Is this a real question?
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:30:16 PM EDT
Thompson is worth more, MP5 is more practical.

I have 4 MP5s and still need a Thompson.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:30:48 PM EDT
<-------------Look at saying.

I would so buy the H&K MP-5. I might even make a semi version my first SBR since I can't afford the FA version.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:32:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 12:38:39 PM EDT by Alien]
M1A1 Thompson, otherwise, I'd get the MP5. I don't like the aesthetics of the 1927/8 models that can use the drums and have the vertical foregrips. I like the Saving Private Ryan version. Plus I could turn an M1A1 into a pulse rifle from Aliens!
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:33:27 PM EDT
I've shot both. The Thompson is AWESOME to shoot. The MP5 that I shoot is 10mm, and it's like you say, very cool. The 9mm I'm sure is just as cool, and I would recommend the MP5 over the Thomspon.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:33:40 PM EDT
I have a 1928 thompson, Cutts compensated. lotsa fun to rock and roll through a 50 round drum, even if it is 10 bucks in ammo sent down range in a few seconds. The looks I get at the range are simply priceless
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:39:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 12:40:06 PM EDT by dolanp]
MP5 big time. It's an SMG, so it's not like the big caliber debate needs to come into it.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:40:52 PM EDT
MP5
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:41:04 PM EDT
There are lots of 9mm subguns

There is only one Thompson.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:42:38 PM EDT
The Thompson is way more fun to shoot.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:44:39 PM EDT
HK MP5
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:44:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Remman:
the mp5 is more controlable under full auto.




That's not true...

The M1 is much more controllable in full auto.



Lawdog, send me the money and I'll decide for you...
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:47:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 12:48:08 PM EDT by Remman]

Originally Posted By HK_Shooter_03:

Originally Posted By Remman:
the mp5 is more controlable under full auto.




That's not true...

The M1 is much more controllable in full auto.



Lawdog, send me the money and I'll decide for you...



From my little expirence, (renting the two) the mp5 to me seemed like I could control it better. It fit me like a glove. My conclusion came from my shot groups on full.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:49:43 PM EDT
Don't they make an HK in .40 S&W or 10mm?
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:49:47 PM EDT
MP-5 is more controllable in that it is nimble (better handling).

Thompson is tons of fun but I hate the controls (read: not the trigger)
Its also (or at least seems to be) considerably heavier to be packing around.

I'd have to go with MP-5 on this one.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:56:07 PM EDT
what happened to the "automatic" glock?



Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:01:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Belfry_Express:
I have a 1928 thompson, Cutts compensated. lotsa fun to rock and roll through a 50 round drum, even if it is 10 bucks in ammo sent down range in a few seconds. The looks I get at the range are simply priceless



If I had a thompson (with the forward grip) along with a drum, I would go to the range with a zoot suit (and of course a stylish zoot suit hat), put a cigar in my mouth(not lighted), and go to work.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:05:04 PM EDT
The 9mm rounds will bounce off a loaf of bread. Only way to defeat bread armour is with .45.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:06:01 PM EDT
One of each
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:07:04 PM EDT
you're getting alot of mileage out of your inheritance aren't you
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:11:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 1:14:05 PM EDT by clutchsmoke]


That's not true...

The M1 is much more controllable in full auto. (quote)



Not a chance, the mp5 is waaay more controlable and accurate than a Thompson.
I speak from experence as I have spent time with both.In one pull of the trigger I have put all 30rds of 9mm thru a 3" circle at 20ft with a mp5.
A Thompson could do the same if you did it in three round bursts.
That being said, I vote for the thompson..
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:24:47 PM EDT
Get both

and then get a dillon to support them!
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:27:19 PM EDT
I think an MP5 wins over a Thompson. and I own a transferable M1 Thompson SMG.

The Thompson has a lot of character and good looks, plus it is a piece of history....and a joy to shoot.

The downside is that it is heavy, not that compact or bad ergonomics and being .45 is not cheap to shoot.

The MP5 on the other hand

Looks great, and shoots great. And being a modern modular weapon there are number of optics and upgrades for the MP5.

What makes the MP5 more desirable to me, is the fact that a MP5 sear gun can be used in a number of HK "host" guns.

.308 G3, 51, G3K HK21
.223 33, 33K, 53, 23E
9mm MP5, MP5K/SP89, MP5SD
.40 MP5, Vector Clone
10mm MP5 Vector Clone
7.62X39 52K SW Clone
45 ACP MP5 SW Clone/Bobcat SP89 clone
.22lr Lulsa Host

Granted the host guns are not cheap, and there is the added cost of SBR taxes if you want a MP5 look. But the cost of one sear, which is high allows one to shoot 8 different calibers and a number of different weapons. Sub-machine gun to Belt fed

I have thought about selling the Thompson for an MP5, but I like the Thompson too much to get rid of it. So in true ARF.com fashion I will try and find a way to buy both.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:33:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:34:03 PM EDT
Colt Full auto M16?
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:35:12 PM EDT
MP5. I do like the looks of the Thompson. If I had deep pocket I'd own both. Let's see I could tell my Daughter she can pay for her own college tuition.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:37:32 PM EDT
Thompson.

Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:37:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:40:58 PM EDT
Tough choice, but the scales slightly tip in HK's favor for reasons already posted.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:46:11 PM EDT
Think parts availability
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:52:19 PM EDT
Why in the green FUCK is there no POLL in this thread?


Also, I'd buy an H&K MP5 so fast, it would make the little "&" spin.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 3:26:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HK_Shooter_03:

Originally Posted By Remman:
the mp5 is more controlable under full auto.




That's not true...

The M1 is much more controllable in full auto.



Lawdog, send me the money and I'll decide for you...



I don't have a lot of Thompson time but I'm about 99% certain you are wrong. I can pistol fire a MP5 without any issue. I can't even hold a Thompson that way. Also a MP5 is closed bolt where a Thompson is open so you will have an issue of slam fire. Now the Thompson is quite a bit heavier, which is what makes it so controllable, so you can manage it nicely and the slam fire doesn't create an issue like it does with say a Mac 10.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 3:31:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DonS:
Thompson all the way.

And, by the way, the Thompson is way more cool looking.



+1

unless its the MP5SD
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 3:31:52 PM EDT
MP5......cheaper to shoot.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 3:39:37 PM EDT
Don't underestimate the weight of a Tommygun. My M1 was heavy without the drum. No recoil to speak of but HEAVY!
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 4:13:08 PM EDT
Part of the reason a thompson does not recoil is that it fires from an open bolt. The bolt is slamming forward as each round goes off, counteracting the force generated by the discharging round.
The thompson is not as accurate as an mp5. Nor can it be controled as well as an mp5.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 4:39:20 PM EDT
I vote get both, that's what I did. Now if I had to choose my favorite, I would chose the '28 Thompson.
Pat
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